Cedarhurst, N.Y.-based Wara Holding has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 86-11 – 86-13 124th Street, in Kew Gardens. They will measure 2,923 square feet and 3,187 square feet, respectively. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 764 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Two of the units within the building at 86-13 124th Street will be duplexes. There will also be a total of six off-street parking spaces, with each building containing a single space within the basement of the ground-floor unit. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide property is currently occupied by a deteriorating two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in January. The 121st Street stop on the J/Z trains is two blocks away.
Brooklyn-based Level One Holdings has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at 496 Prospect Place, in Prospect Heights. The structure will measure 9,855 square feet and its residential units should average 1,230 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one apartment per floor, and private residential storage units will be located in the cellar. Parking is not included, as none is required. Midtown South-based Issac & Stern Architects is the architect of record. The 36-foot-wide, 2,469-square-foot property is currently occupied by a single-story building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The site is located six blocks from the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum stop on the 2 and 3 trains.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) have launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) for the 158,000-square-foot development site at 65 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Lower Concourse section. The hope is for a development team to propose a mixed-use building with an assortment of affordable residential units, commercial space, and community facilities, DNAinfo reported. In addition, there will have to be public open space, which will hopefully be in the form of a waterfront esplanade (the site fronts the Harlem River). Infrastructure upgrades are also part of the project. The vacant site is located five blocks from the 149th Street-Grand Concourse stop on the 2 and 5 trains. Responses are due by October 11.
Exterior construction appears to be nearly wrapped up on the five-story, 92-unit mixed-use building under development at 968 60th Street, in western Borough Park. Photos of the construction progress were taken by Pablo Enriquez for the New York Times. Dubbed Hamilton, the 134,367-square-foot building will include 13,848 square feet of ground-floor commercial-retail. The residential units above, which will be rental apartments, should average 931 square feet apiece. They will range from studios to three-bedrooms.
Last month, the Moinian Group announced that they were planning a condo project at 220 11th Avenue that had been designed by the late, renowned Zaha Hadid. Now, the firm has filed new building applications for the 11-story development in Chelsea.